Primal Rite bring Dirge of Escapism to album release shows (2018)

Yesterday marked the release date of Bay Area six-piece Primal Rite’s ripper of a debut full-length, Dirge Of Escapism.  Propelled by vocalist Lucy Xavier’s fiery skirmishes on personal politics, mental health, and identity, Primal Rite’s thrashing dirges are galvanized by a noble purpose. No punk bravado, no machismo—just wailing guitars, nods to both Japanese and Cleveland hardcore styles, and controlled chaos that will be stirring long after the record’s 30-minute runtime.
Primal Rite is the shot in the arm the hardcore and metal scenes need.  Formed from the ashes of many under-rated San Francisco bands like Scalped, Yadokai and Face The Rail and members staying active in current bands Profile and Condition and with a 7-inch already on Revelation Records, Grave Mistake Records (Red Death, Night Birds, Coke Bust) and Warthog Speak Records (Gag, Fit For Abuse, Fatigue) plus a cassette on Pop Wig Records (Trapped Under Ice, Firewalker, Turnstile), Primal Rite  has been working hard making their name known coast to coast.
Dirge of Escapism is available now from Revelation Records. See Primal Rite on their record release shows this weekend in California, with more tour dates to be announced soon:
January 27  Los Angeles, CA @ Top Space
January 28 Santa Cruz, CA @ SubRosa
April 5-8 Washington, DC @ Damaged City Fest